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  1. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    I haven't ever used Soyndhound - does it do the same thing as Shazaam? I use Shazaam because I got it free from Amazon.

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    I havent tried shazaam :o chexk out the free version.

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    08-01-2012 07:59 PM
  2. Super Turtleman's Avatar
    Shazam and SoundHound both are pretty much the same IMO. Have both, can't really see a functional difference...
    08-04-2012 04:58 AM
  3. blaidth's Avatar
    Just touch the right edge of the screen. You can customize the number of the rings, the commands on each ring & set the size for the pop-up gesture in the settings. The default size is about right for me, get too large and it can interfere with controls on web pages. Outstanding browser. I use all 3 rings customized for my uses. By far the easiest & fasted mobile browser navigation I've seen and load speed is equal to any.

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    Ok i see now. ICS browser + is in the play store. It isn't the stock browser, but just based on it. I couldn't figure out the extra rings until i figured that out. The actual stick browser he's only 1 ring. Thanks!
    08-04-2012 10:57 AM
  4. maxman1's Avatar
    Ok i see now. ICS browser + is in the play store. It isn't the stock browser, but just based on it. I couldn't figure out the extra rings until i figured that out. The actual stick browser he's only 1 ring. Thanks!
    Correct. This adaptation makes the default a really slick app. As I said, this is what the default version "should" have been. I now find myself using it almost exclusively.

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    08-04-2012 12:35 PM
  5. barrycinti's Avatar
    - skyscanner
    - iheartradio
    - flixster
    - dock clock
    - mapquest
    - opensignal
    -speedtest
    - starbucks
    -tip n split
    08-05-2012 10:21 AM
  6. mapexonly's Avatar
    Shazam has more hard to find bands on it as where sound hound doesn't. At least with my experience.

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    08-05-2012 11:50 AM
  7. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    Track it (deluxe)

    Very detailed hurricane tracker.



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    08-06-2012 08:34 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I was just thinking that we've gotten away from the OP's original question, which was about apps that are surprising in a good way or bad. Most people are posting apps which they like (which is totally fine), but how about getting back to the original premise?

    Here are some apps that surprised me in a GOOD way:

    1. DigiClock, by Dave Goemans: I thought this simple clock widget would just be temporary, but I've found it to be the best combination of looks (some neat fonts, especially with the beta version), size, and versatility. I've found other clock widgets don't have neat fonts, or don't display the date to my liking, or are just too huge in display size and file size.

    2. Google+: Really cool UI, a lot smoother and faster than Facebook. We just need to get more people on Google+!

    3. Medscape: I didn't expect this free medical database/calculator to be the best overall comprehensive program for patient management in the hospital. Can't beat free!

    4. Yahoo Sportacular: I had ESPN Scorecenter for a while, but was always a little annoyed at the relatively sluggish startup. Yahoo Sportacular (who woulda thought that Yahoo could make decent apps?) is much faster, and also leaner. Of course, it doesn't come with ESPN videos, but I never looked at those anyway.


    Here are some that surprised me in a BAD way:

    1. Chrome: I noticed significant sluggishness, even after it exited beta. And not just on my Maxx--it totally slowed down my Acer A500. I still think the stock ICS browser does a lot of what Chrome boasts (e.g., sync your bookmarks with your Google account, browse Incognito, multiple tab browsing), and it seems to work faster than Chrome as well, at least in my experience.

    2. Facebook: Not a surprise in that a lot of people seem to complain about it, but a surprise to me that such a huge social networking company can't quite get their Android app to work as smoothly and as quickly as I'd expect.

    3. Google Currents: I tried this a few months ago, and it takes up massive memory. I like Pulse a lot better--it's leaner, but still has good access to a lot of news and blog sites.

    That's what I can think of so far.
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